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Street Scenes: Projects for DC was created in the spring of 2006 by local independent curators to mount temporary public art interventions within the Washington metropolitan area. By placing art outside the confines of museums and galleries, the project brings innovative and challenging art experiences to thousands of residents, workers and tourists within the nation's capital.

Washington is rich with cultural institutions and cultural offerings But the goal of Street Scenes is to strip the walls away from exhibitions and collections--to treat the entire city as gallery space.

Street Scenes is co-curated by Nora Halpern, an independent curator and Vice President for Leadership Advancement at Americans for the Arts, and Welmoed Laanstra, an independent curator and Public Art Projects Curator for Arlington County, Virginia.

Street Scenes has been made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bill and Maria Bell, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Downtown BID, the Public Arts Trust of Montgomery County, Arlington Cultural Affairs, the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust, Chrome Digital Imaging and Photography, Bucks Fishing & Camping, Bussolati and Associates, Barbara and Aaron Levine, Adamson Gallery, Cheim & Read Gallery, Conner Contemporary Art, Curator's Office, G Fine Art, Hemphill Fine Art, Ludmila and Conrad Cafritz, Provisions Library, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Transformer Gallery, and several generous anonymous individuals. Donations can be made via Provisions Library.

Checks can be sent to:
Provisions Library
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 1100

Washington DC 20009
Please note that your donation is
for Street Scenes DC


• Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
• Yoko Ono
• Cal Lane
• Linn Meyers
• Colby Caldwell
• Kathryn Cornelius
• Brandon Morse
• Jose Ruiz
• Joy Harjo
• Sherman Alexie

• E. Ethelbert Miller
• Lucille Clifton
• Reetika Vazirani
• June Jordan
• Ian Whitmore
• Maggie Michael
• Kim Schoenstadt
• Bowen McCauly Dance
• Jenny Holzer
• Matt Mullican


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Street Scenes: Projects for DC


• January 6 through February 2, 2009- IMAGINE PEACE
Yoko Ono 2009

• May 17, 2008 - Matt Mullican
Transformer's Here & Now Exhibition, 1840 14th Street NW

• September 13-16, 2007- For The Capitol
Installations by Jenny Holzer. Kennedy Center roofterrace.

• May 20, 2007 - 'Pas de Dirt'
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange ' Pas de Dirt"  on Sunday, May 20, at the National Building Museum. Performances will take place at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

• April 1-30, 2007- IMAGINE PEACE
Installations by Yoko Ono

• October, 18-22, 2006 - 'Art & Elements'
Installations by Cal Lane and Linn Meyers

• September, 15-17, 2006 - 'Art not Ads'
Video: Colby Caldwell, Kathryn Cornelius, Brandon Morse, Jose Ruiz
Poetry: Joy Harjo, Sherman Alexie, E. Ethelbert Miller, Lucille Clifton, Reetika Vazirani, June Jordan
Painting: Ian Whitmore, Maggie Michael,
Kim Schoenstadt

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